About the Author
Helen Forde BA DAA PhD FSA RMSA is a professional archivist who has worked in local authority, private and most recently national archives. Until 2001 she was Head of Preservation Services at the UK National Archives, where she had previously been in charge of both the Library and the Museum. She has extensive experience of issues relating to collection care both in the UK and in other countries all over the world, and now works as an independent consultant on archives. She has also taught preservation management at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London for many years.